Odion Ighalo has welcomed the arrival of Edinson Cavani at Manchester United and relishes the competitors for locations underneath Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Ighalo prolonged his mortgage spell with the Reds on the finish of final season till January 2021 after impressing throughout his brief spell on the membership as a again up ahead choice.
Nonetheless, his taking part in time has been considerably lowered following United’s poor begin to the brand new marketing campaign, taking part in simply 9 minutes of soccer within the Premier League.
Cavani’s arrival on a free switch would seemingly push Ighalo additional down the pecking order however the Nigeria worldwide believes the brand new signings will solely be a optimistic for the squad.
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“It is good for the group, for everyone to be on their toes to work arduous,” Ighalo advised the membership’s official web site.
“For a giant group, like Manchester United, it’s a must to have competitors for gamers to do effectively and I welcome the brand new guys coming in.
“They are going to convey extra challenges to everybody within the group, to work arduous for his or her positions to play within the group.”
Ighalo might make his first league begin of the season this weekend in opposition to Newcastle with Anthony Martial suspended and Cavani ineligible to function. The Uruguayan will miss the sport attributable to self-isolation COVID-19 tips after arriving within the UK.
The previous Watford ahead says he is able to step into the group if required.
Ighalo added: “I’m at all times prepared. Every time the gaffer calls me, my thought is simply to offer my finest in coaching, work arduous and anticipate my alternative – to take it.
“Hopefully, I’ll simply hold my head down, hold working arduous every single day. Come to the coaching floor every single day and provides it my finest. Every time the gaffer wants me, I’ll come and provides my finest.”